Coleman hasn't featured for the Blues since leaving the field against with Wolfsburg with concussion on 18 September, although his manager, Roberto Martinez, has also suggested he picked up a hamstring strain in the same game.
McCarthy, meanwhile, was rested for the trip to Krasnodar last week after complaining of a tight quad muscle and he failed a late fitness test for yesterday's fixture at Old Trafford.
The pair will be assessed before Martin O'Neill names his side to face Germany in Ireland's second qualifier of the month on 14 October but they are rated as doubtful at the moment.
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1 Posted 06/10/2014 at 17:22:09
Now we have Kone, Barkley, Mirallas, Coleman, Stones and McCarthy all sidelined.
2 Posted 06/10/2014 at 18:27:49
I remember starting the season without Stevens, Van Den Hauwe, Mountfield, Reid, Bracewell... and I think there were more.
We still won the league, though...
3 Posted 06/10/2014 at 18:35:39
5 Posted 06/10/2014 at 19:19:04
6 Posted 06/10/2014 at 19:24:22
I'm trying to stay positive and hoping the two of them will be back for us for the Villa match and maybe see Barkley in the squad.
Has anyone any news on Kone? I seem to remember him making an appearance on a subs bench recently but he has now disappeared again?
7 Posted 06/10/2014 at 19:43:21
8 Posted 06/10/2014 at 19:54:33
9 Posted 06/10/2014 at 20:27:45
Don't expect Barkley to come back anytime soon, it's just Martinez and his positive vibes thing. He must be weeks off playing a competitive match.
I'm still devastated by the Stones injury.
10 Posted 06/10/2014 at 22:42:46
11 Posted 06/10/2014 at 22:55:06
Whilst allowing for those few who have had broken legs, too may others seem to have been way too long on the sick list and other clubs just don’t seem to have suffered as much.
Finally, after getting Gibson and Pienaar back, other players get crocked and the season is barely a month or so old. This international break is good for the Blues and I for one would like to see some of the Blues players involved get very little playing time, especially the England games against poor opposition.
As Kunal says, the Villa game has far more importance.
12 Posted 07/10/2014 at 00:46:59
And since Everton are playing Aston Villa next league match, Roy Keane has a vested interest since he is the assistant manager at Villa and maybe quite happy to hinder their rehabilitation by keeping them with R of I instead of them being at Finch Farm.
13 Posted 07/10/2014 at 18:57:31
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